Lansing begins year with win while Leavenworth suffers second straight loss

It didn't take the Lansing girls' soccer team long to find its offensive groove this year.

Starting its season Friday at Tonganoxie, the Lady Lions posted two goals in the first half and another pair in the second to trip up its host 4-1.

“I was happy with their play,” Lansing coach Billy Dillon said. “They did a good job of controlling the game at times. We gave up the goal because of some miscommunication, which can happen in the first game, but overall I was happy.”

Two Lady Lion crosses created the opening goals ― the first by Sarah Pride and the second by Tiffany Anderson. The balls were not handled well by the home team and resulted in own goals midway through the period.

The second half saw Pride score again early with Courtney Callahan assisting, and Cassie Pawlowski chipped in another following a cross from Jenna Hinckley.
Lansing, 1-0, will host Topeka Seaman tonight at 6 p.m.

Goals elude Leavenworth again
Following a six-goal lost Thursday, the Leavenworth girls' soccer team continued to struggle putting the ball in the back of the net this past weekend.

Hosting Junction City Saturday, the Lady Pioneers couldn't find its scoring touch and dropped its second straight contest 2-0.

Both visitor goals came in the second half. Leavenworth, 0-2, will play at Shawnee Mission North tonight at 7 p.m.